“We ask them all the time about that — is this worth it?” Villanova coach Jay Wright said yesterday of his players. “They adamantly say to me, ‘Look, we sat at home all spring, all summer. We’ve done that. … We just want to play. We’ll do anything to play.’ They’re very adamant about that, which is really what drives our decision-making, their mindset and their mental health. We do say to each guy every time, ‘At any time, if you want to opt out, we are in full support, we get it.’ ”
By Harry Allison
Nova is No. 3 in the nation and has paused for th4e second time in a week because of the pandemic.
After undergoing a COVID-related shutdown shortly after the Marquette game, the Wildcats returned for practice on Sunday, only to be back on hiatus less than 24 hours later, after two players tested positive for the coronavirus.
Wright shared some thoughts and insight on the situation, as he manages the team from afar and goes through the final day of his personal quarantine.
As a result of the postponement, the Wildcats will miss their next three games and may return in time for their Jan. 15 game against the UConn Huskies. Also, the NCAA announced that the entire men’s college basketball championship tournament will be played entirely in Indiana.
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